The mothers, the millennials, and the mavens. Changing our communities.
This is our seventh annual unveiling of 50 amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good. Meet this West Virginia Wonder Woman, Megan Tarbett, and many more that are creating a better West Virginia with their can-do attitudes and Mountain State spirit.
The Librarian DJ
Megan Tarbett is the director of the Putnam County Library System and, as such, she spends every day bringing her community together through the library programming that Putnam County has to offer. She and her team provide activities for all age groups a few times a month. “We take pride in planning something for everyone,” Tarbett explains, and the staff is always thinking of ways to implement new ideas and activities.
Tarbett not only brings her community together with books, but she also stands in service to her community through her participation in many organizations—like the West Virginia Humanities Council, where she serves as vice president. She is also the immediate past president of the West Virginia Library Association. She enjoys being a part of these boards. “It’s important to not only make my library system a success, but to work together with other library systems and library directors to make libraries throughout the state a success. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed.” She is also a founder of the Mardi Bras annual event, and she works weekend shifts on Electric 102.7—a librarian DJ.